Retin A is a topical form of vitamin A.
Retin A is prescribed in the treatment of acne, but Retin A is prescribed to reduce the appearance of mottled skin discoloration and fine wrinkles (to make the patient's facial skin from rough to smooth and silky).
Retin A is known for its ability to help the skin gradually renew itself.
Retin-A contain the skin medication tretinoin. Retin-A and Avita are prescribed in the treatment of acne. Renova is prescribed to reduce fine wrinkles, discoloration, and roughness on facial skin (as part of a comprehensive program of skin care and sun avoidance).
Retin-A is available in liquid, cream, or gel form, and in a stronger gel called Retin-A Micro. Avita comes only as a gel. Renova is available in cream form only.
Other Brand Names
In some countries Retin-A may also be known as:
- A Acido;
- Acid A Vit;
- Cordes VAS;
Retin-A side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Dry Skin;
Retin-A AND AVITA
Apply once a day in the evening.
You should begin to notice results after 2 to 3 weeks of treatment. More than 6 or 7 weeks of treatment are needed before consistent beneficial effects appear.
Once acne has responded satisfactorily, it may be possible to maintain the improvement with less frequent applications or other dosage forms. However, any change in formulation, drug concentration, or dose frequency should be closely monitored by your doctor to determine your tolerance and response.
Apply just enough to lightly cover the affected area once daily at bedtime. Do not apply more than the recommended amount; it will not improve results and may cause increased discomfort. You will see the most improvement during the first 24 weeks of therapy. After that, Renova will simply maintain the improvement. When therapy is stopped, the improvement will gradually diminish.